Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The "no clothes no mo'" motel

I guess you don't have to bring much to the hotel in the way of suitcases and the like.

Dry-cleaning costs are low too!

Florida hotel goes all-nude to boost bottom line
By Andrew Chow - Reuters

When times get tough, the tough get naked. At least that's what a Florida motel owner hopes, as he turns his 32-room property into a potential magnet for nudists.

The Fawlty Towers Motel in Cocoa Beach, Fla., is set to go clothing-optional May 1, after years of declining business and increasing competition from larger chain hotels, its owner told Florida Today.

Going nude wasn't a snap decision. Owner Paul Hodge first had to convince his skeptical wife. And he has yet to sway some of his concerned neighbors, who fear the soon-to-be nude motel will expose tourists, and local children, to some unwanted sightseeing.

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